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Apr 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
skies over europe remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 b
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Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
saga. the misery grows for people living in airports. >>> record fine. the government charges toyota with the largest penalty ever for failing to come clean. >>> and rescuing city's landmarks before they're gone for good. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us on this monday morning. on this fifth day of the crippling aviation shutdown, signs that things could be slowly returning to normal. >> yeah, several countries have already reopened airspace this morning. half the scheduled flights will be able to take off. this after the airlines ran test flights into the ash reporting no problems. but still spewing 750,000 tons a second. >> showing the haze covering most of the continent. let's begin this morning's coverage right in the thick of it. sonia gallego has the latest developments from london. good morning, sonia. >> good morning, vinita, officials here attempt to flesh out a solution for the air travel chaos. >> reporter: it's the largest air traffic shut down in britain since world war ii. >> no planes or nothing. >> reporter: the committee known as cobra convened to discuss a
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Apr 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
tonight. what he is doing on the eve of his formal introduction. the government is telling toyota to pay up for knowingly hiding a dangerous defect. >> of live, and then h. d., this is abc7 breaking news. >> breaking news coming in from west virginia were dozens of rescuers are searching at this hour to find missing miners after an explosion. we are monitoring the new developments. jay, what have you learned? >> we are 30 miles west of charleston west virginia. teams are working to find and free more than one dozen trapped monday afternoon, an explosion rocked the energy company in raleigh county west virginia. safety officials at the scene say that the underground explosion killed seven workers and injured others and has left 19 miners and accounted for. at 9 rescue teams have converged on the site to help find survivors. >> we have rescue teams that are underground and advancing as quickly as possible towards the locations that we think the miners should be located. >> all we can do is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> investigators say that it is too earl
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Apr 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, many are dead and missing. >>> maximum penalty, the government fines toyota for hiding safety defects. >>> earthquake in southern california. does this mean the next big one is coming? >>> and tiger returns. tiger woods at the masters talking about drugs, injuries and the reaction of the crowds. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we begin with breaking news. a mine disaster in west virginia. at least half a dozen miners confirmed dead. many more are missing. david muir has been taking in all the lateers reports. >> reporter: we just got off the phone with the west virginia state police. they confirm the explosion happened at the massey energy upper big branch mine. that is south of charleston. here are the numbers as they're coming into the associated press. x miners killed. 21 unaccounted for. just within the last couple of days, the top federal agency that looks into the mine safety in this country said more needed to be done since sago. the high tech equipment that was called for in these mines in case of accidents like these. now we have this. >> of course 12
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Apr 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
has not responded. >>> [inaudible] this time toyota is calling -- recalling their sienna minivan. they were sold in 20 states, including maryland, virginia and the district. toyota says cables could break and create a road hazard. for more informations, log onto our web onto our wjla.com. this latest recall comes as a house committee says it will hold another hearing on toyota's other problems. it will be next month on the sudden acceleration problems. toyota says it found no evidence of any electronic problems and they attribute the problem -- >>> frustration is growing in iceland and our area after volcanic ash is forcing airlines to ground airplanes. is not getting any easier for stranded passengers. it is a different -- dangerous situation for people living there. the volcano is awake. the multiple directions melting huge chunks of ice and flooding farmland's with money ice. >> i think the big one will be the next one. >> the ash has been blanketing europe's airspace, but roads are closed and the ash cuts through everything. >> i have been living here since i was born, so the
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Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
jobs back. the equation and doing just that. another toyota setback. now seven is on your side with the more serious decision tonight. a student beaten by police. tonight, why this may be the start of problems for a troubled police force in the spotlight again. this is abc 7 news at 11:00 p.m. >>> a serious budget shortfall disappears and more than 260 teachers say they want their jobs back. we begin with the outrage kicked up over the math at some d.c. public schools that led to a $34 million surplus. jay korff is live with the information. what is the story. >> efforts are underway as we speak through the legislative process at city hall to get those hired -- get this fire teachers reinstated. michelle rhee stated she will not reinstate those fired teachers. she blames this latest development on an accounting error. some education advocate. >> you have to be kidding me. >> i am furious. >> and d.c. council members. they are livid after hearing that the school system is running a $34 million surplus, when in october michelle rhee fired 266 teachers due to a $433 million budget defi
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant information. we did not try to hide a
ABC
Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
month, ending today. sales by all the big car companies rose dramatically, including toyota. chris bury tells us there's a clear explanation why. >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, e massive recall, the public relations fiascos the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month, up 41% over last year. the big reason? generous incentives that lured bacchus hers. >> it's clear there are a lot of loil toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of the incentives. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe we can always be better. >> reporter: but the biggest incentives in toyota history, nearly $2300 per vehicle, helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american car makers were on a shot streak, too. >> the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford is the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were nearly up 40%, gm, 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. american automakers offer
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far away as possible. >> thi
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 5:00am EDT
begin to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the met
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
redskins park. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> j.c. campbell is no longer a free agent. carolina, buffalo, oakland, they are the possible trade partners. anthony bryant was also signed. haynesworth was still a no-show at redskins park. he is a very real draft day candidate. i think the redskins will take trent williams. ben roethlisberger burke will not face criminal charges. the district attorney said he did not have enough evidence to convict -- to convince jurors that a sexual assault had occurred. the wizards and knickerbockers tonight, the final road game of the season. this gives washington a 810- point lead late. -- a 10-point lead late. the neckar barker's beat the wizards tonight. the nationals were in philadelphia for their home opener, and the nationals gave up seven on answered runs. this is chase utley. if it is fair, it is trouble. it hits the foul pole for a two-run home run. the phillies have their best start since 1993. the plight of the day, look at coral crawford. that is a phenomenal grabbed. crawford went
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
sunshine through most of next week. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> to the capitals have health issues? >> they do not anymore. >> how are you feeling? >> good. thank you. there was a lot of concern about the health of backstrom, suffering from a stomach ailment. the coach told us today he should be ready to go. >> i think he is fine. he went through practice. he is not feeling 100%, but i think day fof rest, he will be fine. >> ovechkin, another great year. who could forget this highlight reel of plays from a game last season? they know he is ready for the second season. it is a huge lift for the team just have him. >> you want your superstars. they do not have to do it too much in the playoffs. do what you do all year, be what you are. just be great and have fun. relish being in the playoffs. >> it should be crazy starting tomorrow. >>> the nationals up in philadelphia tonight. game time is 7:00. we will have highlights at 11:00. >>> orioles and rays at the yard. here's penia. here is the pitch -- rays up 3-0. b.j. g
ABC
Apr 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
looks like it could be cloudy and cool on saturday, but nice. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers-- moving you forward. >> the national had a good weekend. >> yes, they want it to out of three. the mets are playing the phillies this afternoon. it is a big difference. hamill's throws a fastball. he gets a lot of it. it was 1-0 nationals. the police carried a lot of momentum from the weekend. -- the phillies carried a lot of momentum from the weekend. they went on to beat washington this afternoon, 7-4. there was a lot of buzz about the minor league debut of a picture yesterday. he was blowing smoke. he got his first win as a major league baseball player. for hockey fans, the caps had the day of they will be back thursday night. today, their coach said the canadians are a tough opponent. >> they have played as a very tight. they're very competitive against thus. montreal is an emotional team and they are going to lift their game up. >> for golf fans, the final round of the masters was the third highest rated master's ever. tiger had a number one and two,
ABC
Apr 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of next week. >> the toyota sports desk -- the toyota sports desk, molding you forward. >>> the gnats are hot -- nats are hot. when they have one three of their -- they have won three of their last four, four of their last 6. they are having fun, playing with confidence. they start at three-game weekend series in florida tonight. not so much for the caps. they had their good-bye season meeting today. to be brutally honest, the players and coaches are still trying to come to grips with being eliminated. the spotlight is on bruce pedro. dreau.pert -- bruce bur his expertise was out coach. >> is not fun -- it is not fun. you're going to hear negative things in this line of work. criticism is unjust. >> nobody cares about the capitals more than bruce. nobody is more prepared than boris pretty is out to work earlier than any coach. -- than bruce. he is out to work earlier than any coach. any criticism towards him should be directed at the players. >> he has been the head coach for a long time. >>> tiger woods did not make the cut at the crow hollowed championship. -- at the quail hollow ch
ABC
Apr 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. we will show you how things are >> the toyota sports segment, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> one interesting roster move before the national kick things off will involve garrett, winning the no. 5 starters position. syracuse has the start of the season. and a final tuneup before ening day, we've got the first pitch, boston red sox in town for this one. kevin going to the yard, 2-0 red sox. very next inning, j.d. drew again launching a towering blast to the upper deck, right field. the game now is in the 8th inning, and boston is on top, 6- 1. cy young winner mike cuellar has died. he died in orlando of stomach cancer at 72. the wizards are trying to look respectable while playing out the balance of the dismal season. they are taking on people's -- the bulls. there's nick young, 25 feet, good. wizards up by 4. 24 points on the night for rose. the wizard only have seven games left in the season. thank goodness. one more exciting note, michigan state, game 1, west virginia, duke and the nightcap, that cable fixture -- that game will feature a player with a severe shou
ABC
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
toyota revealed safety problems after an executive told his colleagues to come clean. this now retired vice president told his colleagues that, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. toyota announced it would recall millions of vehicles the its problems with sticking accelerators. >>> a confederate controversy. a major a mission lands governor in hot water. >> tiger woods is back. he will tee off for the first time. >> >>> 6:10 on this thursday morning. adam caskey live in vienna. another mild morning. here's a look at the current conditions. a bit of a breeze blowing that pollen around. notice the dew point is higher, low 50's. a little petitte humidity. here is the forecast. -- a little petitte humidity. -- a little added committee. thunderstorms will be rolling through the region. much cooler tomorrow. danner 60 despite sunshine on air friday. i mention the pollen is blowing. you can see it on the screen. it looks like a light snow will fall -- action falling from the snow. hopefully you can pick that up on your television. the pollen count is very high, over 4000
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> and when we come back, serious, new problems for toyota. for the first time in ten years, "consumer reports" says don't buy this car. >>> and a survivor story from a florida swamp. an autistic girl rescued after four days in the wilderness. >>> toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the lex cuss gx-460, after "consumer reports" said the suv carried an unusual high incidence of rollover. >> reporter: watch what happens when the lexus gx-460 comes into a turn too quickly. and the driver tries to slow down by taking his foot off the gas. the rear tires slide out, resulting in a long, uncontrolled skid. "consumer reports" warns the suv could roll over. >> i've been here at "consumer reports" for 11 years. i have never seen an suv do anything this bad. >> reporter: fisher told me the suv's electronic stability control, designed to stop skids and rollovers, did kick in, but too late. that's a pretty drastic recommendation. don't buy this vehicle. >> yeah, it's been almost ten years since we've actually put a "do not buy" designation on any vehicle that we've tested. so, t
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
toyota vehicle. consumer reports magazine has uncovered global problems with the new lexus gs 460. toyota has sold about 5000 of the vehicle in the three months since the suv went on sale. toyota has not commented on the morning. -- warning. severe storms dumped a lot of rain in florida. cars were stalled. flood advisories were in effect since yesterday. looks like that is headed our way. >> we aren't going to get anything heavy. we were in the 70's yesterday. >> it is starting to feel normal. >> it will warm up by the end of the week. 65 on thursday and friday. cooling off on the weekend. >> i don't know whether to keep my jacket on or off. >> let's show you what's happening. let's show you the time lapse from early this morning. we have glimpses of sunlight along the horizon. as the day went on, the crowds continued to get thicker. eventually some showers and a little fog as light rain continues to fall. raindrops coming down across the city. 57 is a warm spot south of town where they're not seeing rain yet. 54 degrees in landover. 49 in frederick. 51 degrees at the school downtown. let
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Apr 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there was so much air coming towards us, we couldn't mov
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
comfort of your home. see it all beginning at 10:00 tomorrow morning, right here on abc 7. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signa
ABC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the toyota investigation. the associated press is reporting five days before toyota announced a massive recall, the u.s. toyota executives wrote an internal email, "we need to come clean about accelerator pedal problems and the time to hide on this is over." accusations have been made to the effect we avenue about the accelerator pedal problems months before issuing the recall. >>> the fbi has arrested a california man for making threatening phone calls to house speaker nancy pelosi. the fbi said the man made calls to her home in california and washington and he knew her home address. >>> president obama is flying to prague to sign a strategic arms reduction agreement with his russian counterpart, dmitri megadeath. it requires the cold war rivals to cut their nuclear arsenals by nearly one-third. the president said the u.s. will use conventional, not nuclear weapons, against non-nuclear states, even in the event of a chemical or biological attack. next week, mr. obama boasts dozens of world leaders in washington for a nuclear security summit. >>> to radical cleric used to reach
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Apr 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
five times. >> coming up, more trouble for toyota. who is coming after the automaker? >> international outrage after it tennessee woman sends her adopted son back to russia. it tennessee woman sends her adopted son back to russia. here's what you should be watching: your cable bill, because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone, for just $69.99 a month for six months -- three top-rated services for one rock-bottom price. but don't wait, this is your last chance. fios gives you what cable doesn't: the best channel lineup and the most hd, facebook and twitter on your tv, plus america's top-rated internet. fios is the future, but after april 17th this price will be history. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $69.99 a month for six months with a two-year agreement. call now. if you stick with cable, you'll be stuck with the bill. last chance to get three fios services for an amazing $69.99 a month for six months. call 1-888-884-fios. that's 1-888-884-fios. call the verizon center
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Apr 28, 2010 5:36pm EDT
which motivates them to post such nasty comments online. >>> a new recall for some toyota's. there are recalling about 50,000 sequoias. they are all 2003 models. the stability control system can activate at low speeds and keep it from accelerating quickly. no accidents or injuries are reported. >>> the cash for appliances program kicks off today. the commonwealth is getting $7.50 million and the money will help replace older appliances with new, energy efficient models. the money will run out soon. a maryland program began last week. >> you have heard about etiquette at the dinner table but what about at the gym? here are some rules. jim irregulars say -- gym regulars say what down the equipment and skip the cell phone. do not forget to cover up and washed workout clothes after each visit. >>> american lung association came out with their annual state of the error report. air pollution is either getting better or worse, depending upon where you live. phoenix is becoming the most polluted city in america and los angeles is number one for smog and ozone pollution. >>> i had a chance
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
warning about an suv that is getting a don't buy marking from consumer. the new lexus is plaguing toyota. >> when consumer reports t alks, people listen. this was a big deal when the magazine called the lexus suv a risky buy. another blow for toyota. this man is walking around running his parents. his suv as part at home. >> i was nervous. >> it is not the recent model that they are recommending not to buy. hearing the stern warning regarding safety risks definitely got his attention. >> i would not buy a lexus right now. >> they say they car is prone to sliding when driven into sweeping turns and can cause rollover accidents resulting in wrist injury or death although there are no reports of such accidents. they also said the risk of a x460 isri in a g significant. >> there is an animal or a pot hole, you might turn the wheel more and have the vehicle load the front and the rear end will naturally slide. >> this set the warning comes at a time when toyota is trying to repair its reputation. the warning also stands out because consumer reports has been credited as one reason for toyota's
ABC
Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the future has always been our business. at&t. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the next couple of days, you'll read about how well montreal played in this series, and they did, and how great their goalie was. make no mistake, the capitals were the more talented team and let the 3-1 series lead get away, and it all and it tonight and a loss. this is all on washington. it downtown, in the first, no score, brooks laich muezzin, misses. halak in the zone. 41 saves. montreal on the power play, scott gomez, the slapper, 1-0 habs. in the third, the capitals, alex ovechkin, a good look, scores. hold on,hgoalie -- hold on, goalie interference. dominant more, bingo. two-zero canadiens. ovechkin sheets, misses, brooks laich jams in. there was a chance. in the final seconds, one must move by ovechkin, stripped, game, set, match. tee time here we come. the capitals were stunned. >> it feels like getting punched in the head. >> honestly, i don't know what to say. >> i would have bet my house they would not have beaten us three g
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Apr 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
what they have to say next in >> the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> well, tonight is not a must win for the caps but it's pretty close. the top seeded caps facing the bottom seeded canadiens who stunned the crowd winning in washington. there's so much expectations for the caps. and all could come back and win this first-round series. bruce will try to mix up the lines but no one overly concerned here. >> we're not going to change our game. i mean, i thought we were good defensively. i didn't -- and we just -- we got to put more pressure on them. >> it's one hockey game. you aren't going to win a series in one hockey game. things will play out. and we just got to keep shooting the puck. we score the most goals in the league, just because we scored two not a reason to panic and change hour game. >> something has to change. and get some more offense and solve the canadiens goaltender, yaroslav halak, and ovechkin never got a shot, not a goal, didn't get a shot and mike green knows what his caps must need to do tonight. >>
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Apr 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the wash and capitals finished their three-game losing streak, -- the washington capitals finished their three- game losing streak. downtown, in the third, the game tied at 1-1. matt bradley, the power move, beats the goalie. it was really good the entire game at the met minor had a solid game, holding on late against the thrashers. washington wins the game, 2-1. >>> greivis vasquez has won the bob cousy award as the nation's top point guard, given by the naismith memorialall of fame, going to the player who was an all-around facilitator in division 1, 2, or three basketball. it is a great honor. >> my work ethic and my team has really helped me become who i am. i'm going to keep humboldt and i am going to keep hungry and continue to work hard the rest of my career -- i'm going to keep humble and i'm going to keep hungry and continue to work are the rest of my career. >>> nit championship, dayton beat north carolina, 79-68. >>> high school sports, and i introduce you
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Apr 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. and all kids' swimwear is 55% off. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. jcpenney. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> washington nationals continue to have the problems with the national league champions. another losing cause in philadelphia tonight. things are looking good for the nationals early. take some of the middle. alberto gonzalez, come on home. nats, 5-4 at that point. the phillies taking it -- phillies 14-7. >>> in baltimore, a pair of home runs with the rays bombing the orioles. they fall to one in eight, there were start to a season since 1988 -- their worst start to a season since 1988. >>> game one of the playoffs for the capitals. they are welcome the montreal canadiens. winning the stanley cup is premature. he is thinking about just montreal. >> our goal is to win it. if it takes eight games, we play eight games. the minute you start thinking it is important to win it in four or five, you are in trouble. we are playing a good hockey team that has beaten us twice this year. we anticipate a long series. w
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Apr 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the trbs forced by toyota. but we asked chris bury to find out if the ads saying ford is the top in safety and reliability are true? >> ford has come roaring back, its profits surging after convincing consumers that fords are better than foreign cars. >> i love the idea that this is an american-made car. it gave people in my country jobs. >> so how did ford change its car and its business? ironically, ceo alan mulally used toyota as his model as he turned ford around. >> every vehicle would be best in class in terms of quality, fuel efish aenls, safety, smart design, and best value. >> to get there, ford went back to the drawing board, designing sturdier, safer cars. it added more testing to the assembly line and marketing the changes relentlessly. >> look at you talking me into a ford. >> they have gone head to head with the imports on quality, which is something they avoided years ago. >> consumer reports now finds 90% of fords better or average in reliability. in crash tests, they now share top safety ratings. american consumers are finally taking notice and not just with ford. g
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Apr 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
monday and tuesday. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> capitals and stanley cup. is it doable? >> absolutely. i think it will happen. it is time for playoff hockey. it starts thursday night at the phone book. game one with the montreal canadiens. bruce boudreau said that nicklas backstom is questionable but probable after being injured on sunday. bruce boudreau had been quiet about his starting goalie but said theodore will start between the pipes against the habs. he was a great comeback story. he was pulled early in the playoffs last year and suffered the loss of his infant son. since august, he has been phenomenal. >> what people did not realize is the 10 previous games before the playoffs, they were not anywhere near his 10 previous games were here. there is no short leash. he is the guy we're going to go with. >> bruce boudreau. the capitals had invited the fans to join them tomorrow morning at 10:30. they want you to rock to the red at practice. there was an extra pack in the step today. you could feel it a
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Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
achievers better manage their cash flow. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the wizards snapped their 16-game losing streak tonight and new orleans. washington beats and orleans, 96-91. the big easy, the wizards had the 12-point lead, but then had to hold on. the hornets through the press, the wizards went into a full panic, could not handle it, turning the ball over. the wizards' lead was cut to two. 94-91 washington, the great look from beyond the arc, bang. if he hits it, it is over. instead, the wizards finally win. >>> the redskins' preseason schedule has been released and it will play the buffalo bills and the baltimore ravens at fedex field, then the jets and cardinals on the road. >>> mike shanahan was in texas, watching " mccloy it worked out. scouts from virtually every team was there. he threw 55 passes, none of them hitting the ground. his only not is he is only 6 foot 1 inch. if the rams did not take sam bradford, the redskins will take him with the urth pick. >>> the nationa
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Apr 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
pilgrims' pride ♪ from every mountainside ♪ let freedom ring ♪ >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving forward. >> in all the scenarios you might have guessed in the first round of the series, this is not one of them -- the caps losing the first came to montreal, getting blown out today at home, and going to overtime. montreal scored two goals in the first eight minutes. that was it for caps' goalie jose theodore. here come the caps. they are down 4-1 late in the second. nicklas backstrom gets the rebound to make it 4-2 in the early third. john carlson, the rookie, takes the shot. we are at three. midway through the third, watch backstrom. he is out front. he will score again. it is 4-4. with over five minutes left, montreal is controlling the puck. this happen sometimes. watch mike greene. the puck goes up and into the net. it is 5-4. there is a minute and a half. here is john carlson, no. 74. drop pass, 5-5, we go to overtime. if it only took 30 seconds to decide this one. here comes backstrom down the middle. he gets the hat trick. with a h
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Apr 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the 2010 masters is turning out to be quite a tournament, starts at the top of the leader board, great play. speaking of great play, here is one from tiger woods. tough shot on three. the ball past eyes, right ito the cup. he made a run to close with a birdie putt 15, moving to eight under par. ifive bogeys in the round. on 18, beautiful approach. watch this come down, come down, and stopped just a few feet from the hole. he taps in the bird, finishes the day at eight under par. the hottest player on the golf course, phil mickelson, the eagle on 13 moves him to nine under. but he was not done. the suite approach on 14. that drops. right at the cup. back-to-back eagles, only the third time that has been done in the history of the masters. he was 11 under par. lee west would -- westwood finishes at 12 under par. >> i was playing hard today. i'm just trying to get myself back in the tournament because i was struggling really bad out there. >>> ju
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Apr 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
phoenix. >>> and when we come back, toyota puts all of its suv models under the microscope, amid some new safety concerns. >>> and our first look at the new fortune 500. which companies made the list? and which aren't quite where they were last year? st >>> despite signs that the economy is healing, foreclosure filings have hit a record high. the number of homes taken over by banks jumped 35% in the first quarter of this year, compared to last year. government programs helped to reduce foreclosures last year. but some homeowners who had negotiated cheaper mortgages are now losing their homes to foreclosure anyway. >>> toyota says it is conducting safety tests on all of its sport utility models. the decision comes after consumer reports found the automaker's lexus gx-360 to be unsafe. >>> time, now, for a check of market activity, starting overseas. tokyo's nikkei average added almost 69 points today. hong kong's hang seng was slightly lower in late trading. in london, the ftse opened higher. wall street starts the day with the dow jones industrial average at 11,123, after climbin
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Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >>> toyota could pay a record fight over its massive recall. the government wants them to pay more than $60 million for failure to alert regulators about problems with gas pedals. toyota faces hundreds of lawsuits from the vehicle owners. >>> does tiger woods have what it takes to win at all? >> he makes a bold prediction. what's the downside to spring. allergy season seems to worry so many people. >> the spring heat wave lo [ beeping ] ♪ my country ♪ 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land ♪ of liberty ♪ of thee i sing [ laughs ] ♪ oh, land ♪ where my fathers died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every mountainside ♪ let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let freedom ring you might know that it has protein, but whole soy's also naturally packed... with fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. and you can get whole soy, mixed together with real fruit, in soyjoy. and look for delicious new blueberry soyjoy. >>> 6:11 on this tuesday morning. adam caskey live the west potomac park this morning underneath a big cherry tree. i hope you had a chance to get out and see the blossoms over the past sever
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Apr 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
announcement. >> we have details about the warning about lexus. today toyota is taking a closer look at sport-utility vehicle safety. >> backups on the beltway and on 95 >> welcome back to good morning washinton on this thursday. adam caskey outside the verizon center. tonight the capitals will kick off the playoffs against the montreal canadiens. we did we and our first president strophic, having the best record in league with 54 victories. this is a franchise high for the washington capitals. we had many firsts this season. it's 51 degrees downtown. we are rocking the red. we are looking over the district. looking east. the sun is getting ready to rise over the verizon at 6:30. some temperatures in the 40's and upper 30's this morning. a lot of sunshine and mid 70's today. mid 80's tomorrow, partly cloudy. a few showers late friday night and early saturday morning. cooler for the weekend. >> challenges include out of tyson into bethesda, the inner loop at the beltway. we will show you why. accident after the american legion bridge, but before river road. notice the headlights waiting
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Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
important that teenagers get that message. >>> it record-setting fine for toyota. they have to pay the government $15.40 million. that is the maximum penalty allowed under law. they failed to quickly report defects in the accelerator pedals. the car maker denies they are at any fault. toyota announced it is recalling the 2010 lexus to suggest possible rollover risks. 6000 vehicles have been sold since it went on sale last december. they are conducting safety tests on all of their suvs. >>> gun owners, hunters and other gun rights advocates gathered at the washington monument for an on armed event. they say that dc gun laws are unconstitutional. >>> a milestone today. it has been 15 years since the deadly oklahoma city bombing. we are told a special ceremony was held the exact moment the bomb exploded killing 168 people. >> memorials do not get any easier for the families of the victims of the oklahoma city bombing, even after 50 years have passed. one by one, they laid flowers on the memorial site of their loved ones. >> my mother is gone but not forgotten. >> there are the names that
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Apr 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
. >>> just five days before toyota's historic recall, an executive warned colleagues they needed to come clean about acceleration problems. e-mail from that executive revealed strong concerns that toyota officials were not properly addressing safety problems. toyota has declined to comment. the automaker has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. >>> well, here is a look at the thursday forecast. there will be rain along the coast in the pacific northwest and snow in the mountains of montana and idaho. showers and thunderstorms are possible from the gulf coast to the northeast. >> the east coast will see another warm day before a big cool-off by tomorrow. the midwest will be a little cooler than usual with minneapolis and fargo in the 50 southwest is sunny and seasonable with phoenix and l.a. in the 80s. >>> the french spider-man is back doing what he does best. climbing tall buildings and being arrested. elaine robert returned to his home in paris where he scaled a 607-foot office building. police were of course waiting for him at the top. >> as they often are. robert ha
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Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that no one wants to get. a 911 call takes a personal twist. new details of l theexus warning. toyota is taking >>> rescue workers are pulling more survivors and bodies from the rubble in western china. more than 600 people are dead after an earthquake there. rescue workers are fighting gusty winds. they're fighting all of that while they try to work. >>> the state department says russia is not suspending american adoption. report circulated after comments from russia's foreign minister. that is after a woman sent a seven-year-old adopted son back to russia on a plane by himself. >>> a plan to change the future of nasa is being hotly debated today. president obama will unveil his new vision and his plan includes planning nasa's mission to send an american back to the bone -- to the moon. >> i should have a plan b. i did not yet. i could be an aircraft mechanic. maybe i will drive a truck. >> there is a cliff and we're not sure what is on the other side. >>> the obama whitehouse says the moon mission was behind schedule and over budget. >>> light lit up the sky in wisconsin. it was a m
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Apr 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
inching up the thermometer. >>> an update on the toyota lexus safety and sales. the gx 460 is back on the market. they pulled the car after consumer reports state aid to not buy rating. there were concerns about flipping. dealers now have a software fix to repair the stability controls. >> if you prefer flying to writing in a lexus, new rules are into effect today to keep you from being stuck on the tarmac. airlines would not be able to keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. after two hours, they will have to give passengers food and water. airlines that break the rules will face a fine of $27,000 per passenger. jetblue announced they will offer nonstop service from reagan to boston and orlando. flights start november 1. >>> families of eight world war two veterans were there while their loved ones were laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. the eight fliers were aboard a plane shot down by the japanese over the pacific. among those killed were sgt jimmy doyle. the ring his wife did to him and his dog tags were found 56 years later. >> those dog tags or from a
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Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
gas pedals in september, but did not issue a recall until february. toyota has two weeks to accept or fight the penalties. >> we have a developing story out of pakistan, where authorities are investigating a car bomb and grenade attack. the white house says that it has great concern about the attack. it left four people dead. islamic militants are said to have unleashed the attack. the violence comes hours after a suicide attack at a political rally that killed 45 people. >> coming up, an amazing story of survival. how 100 coal miners got through eight days trapped underground. >> university students took the first ladies' challenge, and now they will be rewarded. >> some parts of our viewing area will get some thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 >> watching abc7 news at 6:00 p.m. with gordon peterson, chief meteorologis and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr coun
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Apr 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
-- of dry >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> how's tiger doing? >> it's been up and down. but i think he played sensationally for being away from the game. after 144 days away, there was anticipation as he returned to the masters today. he got a warm reception. tiger calmed his nerves. laced his shot down the middle. then he parred the first two holes. one under par. after a bogey on seven, this eagle putt. tiger, two under par right now. how about this on nine? this shot, around the tree, onto the green. finished 9, eagle, birdie. he is at two under at 14. tom watson was the attention getter. 5 birds. 67 was the first leader. he's 60. phil mickelson was one under. birdied on 14 and 15. our shot of the day. the secondont h hole for marino. let's look at the leaders. that seems to be the number -- 5. but freddie couples is on 18 and 6 under par. >>> let's go to baseball. the nationals and the phillies are playing. nats up 3-2. willie harris makes it at 5-2 nationals lead. good start. the nats lea 5-4 in the sixth inning. >>>
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Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> more changes with the redskins. >> it happens every day. the redskins have completed a trade with the st. louis rams acquiring a defense of linemen. they swamped fifth and seventh round draft picks to get it done. the defense of line is a priority and hands worth -- albert haynesworth will be traded. donovan mcnabb has encouraged coaches to acquire terrell owens. they have apparently settle their differences. >> the redskins have some very talented receivers but every team could use a terrell owens terrell terrell owens would love to play in the nfc east again. hopefully the redskins still the same way. >> look at these numbers. he is coming off is worse season of urquhart -- of his career. the biggest difference between these two, moss is taller. what does this mean for the draft? st. louis will probably draft a different player. bruce allen will trade down to the 13th or 14th position and go after an offensive tackle. >> we are listening. the phones will be open. we have a listed phone n
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Apr 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
will be right back. >> the toyota sports desk -- brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving forward. >> the big news out of redskins to date -- redskins park is the trade of jason campbell. jason was traded this afternoon to the oakland raiders for a fourth-round draft choice in 2012. he is coming off his best year, completing over 60% of his passes. he began extendible -- expendable when they traded for donovan mcnabb. >> working with him, we tried to find the proper home, where he had a chance to compete for the starting job. the trade worked out with competition that we felt comfortable with. it was the place that he wanted to go. riley, a linebacker from lsu, tight end dennis morris, and wide receiver terrence austin, as well as an offensive guard from new mexico. they also got an offensive tackle. >>> the washington capitals let one slip away last night appeared upset and. , they finally got on the board -- last night. they finally got on the board. the goalie made 38 saves. he shut down the patcaps. -- bruce p. wrote -- bruce, did you let one slipped away? >> of course
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Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
years after the >>> then, elian gonzalez, a young man ten years after the international tu >>> toyota has two weeks to decide if it will challenge a record fine the government is proposing over those sticky gas the government accuses the company of hiding the dangerous defects for months. and proposes $16.4 million penalty. toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. because of acceleration problems. toyota says it has taken several steps to improve its communications with regulators and customers. >>> general motors says it will use a safety system on all of its cars that can prevent unintended acceleration. the automaker says all new vehicles worldwide will have the brake override system by 2012. the system reduces power when the driver steps on the break and the accelerator at the same time. >>> overseas stock markets are mixed this morning. tokyo's nikkei average fell 0.5% today. markets are closed in hong kong for a holiday. on wall street, the dow climbed 46 points yesterday. the nasdaq jumped 27 points. >>> home buyers appear to be racing to take advantage of a
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Apr 22, 2010 12:05am EDT
past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ i'm and driving all over town. in any, and all of our decisions. i want one list. for one store. [ female announcer ] at safeway, you get it all. great quality and great prices. so you just need a safeway list. [ male announcer ] with thousands of everyday low prices you'll save all over the store. [ female announcer ] plus we have great club card specials like oven joy
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Apr 29, 2010 12:05am EDT
] ♪ presenting the new toyota avalon. it's one smooth ride. it has lots of space for you... and all your things. i got mine with voice activated navigation. so we can get to the city. [ male announcer ] there's no finer way to travel. the new toyota avalon... comfort is back. ♪ bring me a dream - knock, knock. - who's there? interrupting cheese. interrupt-- - cheese! - i should have seen that one coming. you should've, 'cause that was-- i even told you i was gonna be interrupting you. ( snickering, laughing ) morning sir. beautiful day, isn't it? we take the time for our cheese to mature... before we bake it into every delicious cracker. because at cheez-it, real cheese matters. >> jimmy: our next guest shared a bedroom with the first lady, which would be much bigger news if they weren't brother and sister. he is the head basketball coach at oregon state university with a new book called "a game of character." please welcome the first brother-in-law of the united states, craig robinson. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: in most fami
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
collects a record fine from toyota. the latest on the troubles of toyota. heading home? not yet. the shuttle discovery is still in space. >> the american taxpayer ought not to be charged for and won the from the got itself into trouble. >> will the democrats plan leave taxpayers on the hook? a new crackdown turns into a fight on the hill. it is a cooler day today. >> tens of thousands of people filled the streets in krakow to say a final goodbye to the president and his first lady. the winter the streets for a state funeral and burial. the ash cloud kept a number of world leaders from attending, including president obama. the defense secretary robert gates has a memo that he wrote, says it was not a week a call to the white house. the january memo set off a scramble within the obama administration. but gates says it only identifies steps that should be taken in defense planning. after the white house increase pressure on iran -- he says that no one to think that iran can get to washington off guard. >>> two leaders are dead, killed in a nighttime raid. the u.s. military has confirmed
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Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a dense fog advisory west of interstate 95 until 10:00. it's 49 degrees. in outlying areas i
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Apr 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
louisiana this morning. that weather was brought to you by toyota avalon. robin? >> sam, thanks again for being there in louisiana and bringing attention to what's going on there. thanks so much. we'll get back to sam in a little bit. >>> but coming up, you heard oprah. she can't wait for the reaction to rielle hunter's revealing interview. john edwards' campaign manager there in washington with george. next. e it's one smooth ride. it has lots of space for you... and all your things. i got mine with voice activated navigation. so we can get to the city. [ male announcer ] there's no finer way to travel. the new toyota avalon... comfort is back. ♪ bring me a dream bye-bye. you be careful on your way home. -happy mother's day. -okay. bye-bye. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] this mother's day, give her something she can hold on to. a card. it's the biggest little thing you can do. so i couldn't always do what i wanted to do. but five minutes ago, i took symbicort, and symbicort is already helping significantly improve my lung function. so, today, i've noticed a significant difference
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